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Product Safety

The safest way to reach the global market

Most electronic and electrical products are required to comply with product safety standards under national laws and directives such as the European LVD Directive and US OSHA product safety regulations. Hermon Laboratories provides complete turnkey approval solutions for many countries around the world.

Requirements of Product Safety standards are intended to reduce the likelihood of injury or damage due to:

  • Electric shock
  • Energy related hazards
  • Fire
  • Heat related hazards
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Radiation: acoustic, RF, infra-red, UV and ionizing, Laser
  • Chemical hazards

Product Safety testing and evaluation include:

  • Single-fault condition
  • Critical components
  • Dielectric strength
  • Leakage current
  • Input current and power
  • Protective earthing
  • SELV & TNV
  • Clearance & Creepage
  • Fuse protection
  • Overload protection
  • Surges and overvoltage
  • Voltage limitation
  • Battery testing
  • Heating
  • Humidity
  • Flammability
  • Laser, UV, acoustic, RF, ELF, Magnetic field and other radiation testing
  • Mechanical evaluation
  • Risk Analysis
  • Labeling and Documentation

European Product Safety Requirements

To ship, move and sell your products across Europe they have to meet the standard requirements under the relevant directive. For most product types the manufacturer may self-declare product conformity with safety standards and directives and must label the product with the CE mark.

This means that unless there is evidence to the contrary, European authorities will assume that a product bearing the CE mark conforms to the requirement of the New Approach Legislation.

On the other hand, in case the European authorities are draws a product while it travels through the European customs and it will be found as non complaint with the European directive requirements,  the manufacturer will face high fines and a close gate to the European market.

Hermon Laboratories provides certification under the following European product safety Directives:

  • Low Voltage Directive
  • Machinery Directive
  • Medical Device Directive

Voluntary certification marks such as German GS mark can be also obtained.

US/ Canadian Product Safety Law

In order to install products at the US work place, the product must meet the product-approval requirements of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) under the 29 CFR (Code of Federal Regulation), which is governed by the US Department of Labor. OSHA has a program that allows Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) to provide product safety certification under the US Federal Law. Due to US-Canada mutual recognition agreement, NRTL approval can also cover the Canadian product safety requirements. NRTLs include organizations such as UL, TUV, Intertek, MET labs and CSA.

Hermon Labs cooperates with these leading NRTL bodies and is accredited to carry out Product Safety tests and evaluation for the North American market. NRTL grants its marks based on review and approval of Hermon Laboratories test reports.

Hermon Labs can provide the following NRTL marks:

The application of NRTL mark is conditional to quarterly factory inspections, verifying that no critical changes have been made to the product. Hermon Laboratories can conduct the factory inspection on behalf of NRTLs

International Product Safety Requirements

Supported Safety Standards

  • IEC/EN 60950
  • IEC/EN 62368
  • IEC/EN 60204-1
  • IEC/EN 60335-1
  • IEC/EN 60335-2-XX
  • IEC/EN 60601-1
  • IEC/EN 60601-2-XX
  • IEC/EN 61010-1
  • IEC/EN 61010-2-XX
  • IEC/EN/UL/AS/NZS 60950-1
  • ASIF S001
  • IEC/EN/UL/AS/NZS 60950-21 and -22
  • UL 94
  • GR-1089-CORE
  • SEMI S9
  • JIS T 1001 and more…
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